|covet; enjoy||beautiful; beauty; America|
|simp. and trad.
|Literally: “to covet beauty”.|
Originally coined in Japanese as a translation of “aestheticism” (equivalent Chinese term: 唯美主義), and was applied in the description of BL-themed comics since the 1970s which at the time were mostly aesthetic and romantic. The latter meaning was later reintroduced into Chinese (as wasei kango).